Core i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: January 18, 2011 5:16 PM in CPUs Share jarraramjad January 18, 2011 4:14:56 PM hi guys i wanna ask which is more better suited to my need ...i usually play games at ultra high resolutions and do medium multitasking can you tell which one is better ill give you two options plz help! OPTION1: 1-core i7 950 216 $ (microcenter) 2-ASUS X58 Sabertooth 200 $ 3-XMS 3 tripple channel 12 GB 140 $ 4-GTX 570 1.3GB 350 $ 5-Antec EA 750 watt 80 $ 6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $ TOTAL:1076 $ OPTION 2: 1-core i7 2600k 495 $ BUNDLE 2-p8p67-pro ASUS 495 $ BUNDLE COMBO:495 $ 3-Vengence 4 GB 56 $ 4-Antec EA 650 watt 60 $ 5-Radeon 6950 300 $ (going to unlock it to 6970) 6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $ TOTAL:1001 More about : core 2500k core 950 anort3 a c 215 à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:45:04 PM Option 2 is cheaper and faster. Leaps-from-Shadows a b à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:53:44 PM How about Option 3: (prices from Newegg) 1-core i5 2500k $225 2-p8p6-pro ASUS $185 3-Vengeance 8GB $115 4-EVGA GTX 570 $360 5-Antec EA 750 $80 6-CM SCOUT $90 TOTAL:$1055 Unless you actually use programs that take advantage of the hyperthreading cores, the Option 3 system will serve extremely well for both hi-res gaming and multitasking. Even if you go with the Option 2 system, make sure you upgrade it to 8GB of RAM. Your system will thank you! Edit: Updated to use EVGA video card instead of Palit. Related resources PC for 3d rendering.......x58 vs SB - Forum Core i7 2600k vs i5 2500k - Forum Core i5 2500k vs amd phenom ii x6 vs core i7 2600k - Forum AMD Bulldozer FX 8120 VS Intel core i5 2500k - Forum So here we go again! AMD FX 8120 vs intel core i5 2500k ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer anort3 a c 215 à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:56:54 PM I just can't recommend Palit anything after the whole GTX460 thing. Leaps-from-Shadows a b à CPUs January 18, 2011 5:16:54 PM Wow. Just looked up the problems they had -- wasn't aware of them until now. Okay, then go with Evga instead ... adds $10 to the Option 3 total -- $1055 now. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumIntel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k ForumI5 vs 3 core I7 ForumAMD FX 8120 vs Intel Core I5 2500K ForumCore i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming ForumI5 2500k vs i7 2600k ForumIntel Core i5 2500k or AMD Phenom 2 X6 Black Edition? ForumXonar Phoebus & Quality Sound ForumDisabling core parking on windows 7 ForumWhat is the maximum core temp of the x4 945? ForumWhich ic on the motherboard detect hard drive ForumWhat to buy? Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II? Forum2500k idle temperatures ForumAMD Phenom II X4 970 BE vs Intel Core i5 760 ForumI7 950 vs i5 2500 ForumBulldozer vs Core i7? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !